Tag Archives: Chorley Little Theatre

Don’t worry ’bout a thing – back in conversation with Mark Steel

Have a chat with stand-up comic Mark Steel and it won’t be long before cricket, football or politics come up in conversation. And in my case all three, with geography and history thrown in. The 57-year-old Kentish comedian, broadcaster, writer … Continue reading

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Juplicity: strong, warm, wild and free – the Phill Jupitus interview

It was ‘early doors’ and stand-up comic/actor/performance poet/cartoonist/radio presenter/TV stalwart (perm any two from six there) Phill Jupitus was in Leeds, preparing to head to his next gig, 230 miles south in Tunbridge Wells. But he was at least set … Continue reading

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Four-eyed handsome men – introducing Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars

  I wouldn’t expect the fervour of a 1950s audience when Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars make their latest return to Chorley Little Theatre this weekend. For the sake of the team at this Lancashire venue you’d hope those days of … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the Little Theatre

I don’t tend to plug successful local community ventures and thriving venues so much on this blog. But organisations like the Chorley Little Theatre – not far from my doorstep – deserve credit for surviving in these days of austerity … Continue reading

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Highway to Hull (and back) – the Lucy Beaumont interview

After a five-year apprenticeship on the comedy circuit, it’s fair to say Lucy Beaumont is making a name for herself. Her ‘blend of surreal offbeat humour’ (as her press biog would have it) has led to several plaudits since becoming … Continue reading

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Destiny Calling for Justin Moorhouse

Sometimes it seems that the comedy world decamps en masse to Edinburgh in summertime, and Justin Moorhouse is no exception. And while the East Manchester born and bred salesman turned stand-up comic and actor might not be partaking in any … Continue reading

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The Crumpsall Kid rides out – the Mike Harding interview

Veteran comic, folk singer-songwriter, author, broadcaster and playwright Mike Harding is set to visit 17 small theatres and arts clubs in May. From Keswick to Barnsley via Pocklington, Mike has a busy few weeks ahead of him, and it’s not … Continue reading

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Uninformed As I Am – the Jo Caulfield interview

Jo Caulfield is having a bit of a domestic crisis, and is pleased to be distracted by her gentleman caller. Let’s not panic though. These are First World problems. They involve the comedian and panel show regular’s cooker and its … Continue reading

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End of an impressionable era – the Phil Cool interview

Forty years after swapping the electrical trade for the comedy circuit, Phil Cool is all set for his final shows back in his native Lancashire. And it’s perhaps rather apt that there’s been no great fuss about the former TV … Continue reading

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Your town is not dragging Mark Steel down

Ever listened to Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town? It comes highly recommended, following the stand-up comic, author, columnist and esteemed travel broadcaster around the UK, talking about often less celebrated areas. He’s far from patronising too, funny but never … Continue reading

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